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district 11, supervisor john avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you president chiu, and i want to congratulate you on your election to president of the board. i want to say thank you for your service. also want to congratulate newcomers to the board of supervisors, supervisor london breed an supervisor norman yee. i was moved and impressed by your speech this morning supervisor breed, the passion you bring, intersection of our interests are great. i look forward to working with you for years to come. you and i are very like minded. i want to welcome norman yee to the board as weel; we go back a little bit. working with children advocacy. i welcome our relationship here, and moving forward. colleagues that i work with already, i want to say thank you for the wonderful opportunity i have had to serve review on the board of supervisors. while we might not have agreed on everything, i respect each and every one of you. i feel a lot of regard for each and every one of you. i have learned tremendous amount from each and every one of you. and this whole process of being in
with you and my good friend supervisor avalos, is an honor to watch you and to be a part of the many things that you have accomplished in my colleague who remain on the board, supervisors farreel, chiu, kim, wiener, cohen, i learned a lot from each and every one of you and i look forward to working with each and every one of you. before i make a couple of remarks i want to acknowledge a number of people. i would like to ask my partner philip wong to please stand. (applause) we have been together for a very long time, the love of my life and thank you for putting up with me. my parents, david campus and laura campos. if you could please stand. (applause) i want to acknowledge my amazing legislative aides who are sitting behind me and i would ask them to stand, nathan alby [sounds like], sheila -- stephanie ashley [sounds like] and philip reed [sounds like] was watching from home with the little one. amazing that people take time off and still was the board of supervisors. thank you very much. i also want to acknowledge the amazing campaign staff that i had because i to
came to office, the class of 2008, a supervisor avalos pointed out, we had half 1 billion dollars deficit; that is a quarter of the size today. what the pension reform, america's cup, construction cranes along the city, we passed -- when our founding fathers set up our democratic system of government they envision that the legislative branch would not be neat and tidy. it is messy. we balance the community's interest as we meet the challenges today. we still have a lot of work to do. this morning i was almost late to supervisor breed's swearing-in. my bike lights got stolen, then the muny bus was late, and i had trouble catching a cab. together we have much to do. i have literally dozens of friends who have moved from the city after they found a lifelong partner, had a baby, and decided they could not afford to live in the city. together we have to do better at reversing families like and making sure that everyone who wants to gets to live in san francisco. we still have too many young people who are not graduating from high school; too many young people who did not
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)